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Utilities Service, LLC Utility Forester - Hazard Tree Assessor in Florence, South Carolina

Utility Forester - Hazard Tree Assessor

We are currently seeking a Utility Forester to support a Level 2 Tree Health Assessment project throughout North and South Carolina.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assess tree health on approximately 3,000 miles of backbone/3ph in all 8 zones of NC/SC.

  • Notify property owners of assessment being performed, when necessary.

  • Perform Level 2 tree risk assessment inspections

  • Document and record information with mobile device

  • Operate with the highest level of personal and public safety.

  • Operate system forestry computer programs and record systems.

  • Communicate daily with the utility client, contractors, landowners and the general public.

  • Perform duties in a manner that will promote and maintain good public relations.

  • Assume other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • Must currently hold an ISA Arborist Certification OR have 3 years Forester/Arboriculture/Tree Care working experience.

  • Must have solid tree identification skills and the ability to read maps.

  • Must have exceptional written and verbal communication skills, strong problem-solving abilities, the ability to multi-task and an attention to detail

  • Must be able to work alone, outdoors in various weather conditions and terrain

  • Must have basic computer skills

  • Bachelor’s or Associates degree in Forestry, Environmental Science or related field preferred

  • TRAQ preferred.

  • Bi-lingual speaking (English and Spanish) is a plus.

Physical Demands & Working Environment

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Employee must be able to maintain attention and concentration for extended periods of time. Reasonable accommodations, if available, may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

E nvironment

Work alone in an outdoor field environment; vehicle and foot patrol of utility power lines; remote locations as well as urban, city environment; physical demands and travel from site to site, including: walking/hiking on various surfaces including flat, dry, wet, slippery, uneven, rough, steep terrain, hills and slopes; exposure to noise, dust, grease, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; exposure to hazardous traffic conditions


The employee must have sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a field environment; to walk up to 10 miles per day, stand, sit, and operate a motor vehicle for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, run, crawl, climb, reach, twist, grasp and make repetitive hand, arm and shoulder movement in the performance of daily duties (e.g., forcefully beat down brush); carry, push and/or pull light to heavy amounts of weight, frequently lift up to 10 lbs. and occasionally lift up to 60 lbs. (sandbags); to operate assigned equipment and vehicles; ability to verbally communicate to exchange information with public; ability to see and hear in normal range with or without correction; operate assigned field equipment, including handheld computer, range finder, fyrake, water backpack, shovel, and traffic cone.

Company Overview

Environmental Consultants (ECI) is a leading provider of vegetation and asset management consulting services to the utility industry. Successful professionals at ECI have come from a variety of backgrounds, including: forestry, arboriculture, natural resource management, biology, landscape maintenance, horticulture, nursery management, environmental sciences, geology, agriculture, parks & recreation management, urban forestry, geography, and more. ECI offers exciting career opportunities with an excellent compensation package and ongoing growth potential.

Applicants must pass a pre-employment drug test and a criminal background check.

All candidates must possess a valid driver's license and have a good driving record.

ECI is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. EOE/AA : Minority/Female/ Vets/ Disabled.